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Re: SANParks Elephants

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Came across this chap in Kruger last month, not a tusker but maybe one to keep an eye on for the future.

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lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

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Morning, will be visiting Lower Sabie in 2 WEEKS TIME . is there any known big Elephant tuskers in that area to look out for.
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Re: lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

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Warm welcome to the forum Hannes!

Please do read Sharing *** and elephant sightings : Guidelines where you will see due to the on going poaching of our Elephants and *** we may not reveal the locations.
Wishing you a wonderful trip. :thumbs_up:
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Re: lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

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Hi Hannes and welcome to the forums.

Yes, as Elsa has mentioned as per the rules of this forum we may not specify exact/detailed locations of elephants in Kruger. I too hope you have a super visit and get to see some of the tuskers.

Your contribution of any sightings will be appreciated by the Emerging Tusker Project team at Letaba by you submitting any sightings to them.

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Re: lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

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Hi

thanks for the info - sorry was not aware... :roll:
have a great day... :lol:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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A promising tusker we saw last week and was wondering if he is named or will be named in the future. Unlike the dude before, he gave us a great show and showed all sides. This left tusk is growing across this trunk more than the right. He also had a floppy ear on the right.

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hi Jock, another interesting sighting and again I must thank you for posting! Contributions like these add tremendously to the Emerging Tusker Project.

Although not a known bull, he is a very promising bull. A monitoring file will be created and if he continues to develop and sightings increase we could be looking at a new large tusker. :dance: :dance:

I will move your sighting across to SANParks Elephants :thumbs_up:
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Re: SANParks Elephants

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bazzlewazzle wrote:Hi guys

I saw this Ellie 2 weeks ago. Any chance he is an emerging tusker?
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RosemaryH wrote:Hi bazzlewazzle
Apologies for the delay :gflower:

Your first request here

This is a known Bull in that area, only a few reported sightings and submitted images - if you have any additional images of him it would be greatly appreciated and would add great value to the project. He can then be monitored for naming :thumbs_up: Nice sighting


Update:
The carcass of this bull was found recently. He was still on the monitoring list so not named and sightings very few and far between, seemed to favour inaccessible areas.
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Why the strange head dent

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Hello,
Can anyone tell me what the huge dent in the side on this elephants head is (see attachment)? is this normal maybe for an old ele or something?
Thanks, Norman.
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Re: Why the strange head dent

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Welcome to the forum Norman,
As I understand it, elephants do get these dents in their heads as they age. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Why the strange head dent

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Hi Norman, a warm welcome to forums from me too.

I am also of the understanding that the sunken temples come with age!
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Saw this guy near xxxx....
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This one On the xxxx road....
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This one near xxxx...
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This one also near xxxxx...
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Thanks for the request Oumie. Will post feedback soonest :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hello this grande bull was at ******** taking a fantastic mud bath. I tried to look at the pics posted here to identify him as he is collared. He is so brilliant, love his trunk and how he just hangs it over his beautiful full perfect tusks.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hi Jareds buddy - this bull is not part of the SANParks Tusker Project nor is the location within SANParks so it will not be possible to offer an ID on him.
I do agree is cetainly is good looking :thumbs_up:
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